Thursday, June 8
Martha and I rode Scarlett from our campsite, along the Going to the Sun Highway (15 miles of which are under construction/repaving operations) and; motored slowly northward along Lake McDonald's eastern shore.
We'd left before 8:30 I believe and already things were pretty congested at the parking lot adjacent to the campsite near the road closure gate. In fact, the campground was closed, to allow vehicles to use its spaces as "day use parking".We hiked the Trail of the Cedars and eventually went past the closed highway gate and onto the Going to the Sun Highway itself. It was open for hikers and bicyclist; enabling us to claim we'd hiked the highway!